NFF denies slashing Stephen Keshi’s salary

The football federation has denied cutting the salary of the national team coach as has been reported in the media in recent days

Upon reports in the media that the salary of national team coach Stephen Keshi has been slashed due to lack of funds, the Nigeria Football Federation has denied rumours and speculations in both the conventional and social media to that effect.

Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Chief Emeka Inyama said the false story was another concoction aimed at distracting the Federation at this very crucial period.

“The NFF has a contract with Coach Stephen Keshi, clearly-spelt-out, and we intend to respect that contract. That contract says Keshi is to get N5million as monthly salary. Nothing has changed. The NFF Executive Committee is composed of highly-disciplined, diligent and responsible Nigerians and we will not do anything that would have unsavoury consequences for any of the National Teams.

“We have talked about auditing of staff of the National Teams, especially backroom staff, as well as pegging of bonuses and allowances. We are constrained to do this as a result of our poor finances and we believe that Nigerians understand we have to do this in order to continue to fulfil our obligation of presenting the National Teams for international competitions and tournaments.”